St. Andrews on the Road to Inverness

This morning we crossed the Firth of Forth into Fife and made our way to St. Andrews, where golf was born in the 15th century. We had a choice here to visit either the golf course and museum or visit the town. I chose the latter and in the short time saw the ruins of a castle and cathedral as well as St. Salvator’s Tower, part of St. Andrews University(photos). We did have to go to the Golf Museum to re board our bus so I did also get a photo of the club house of the famous golf course.   We then crossed the Tay River and drove to Blair Atholl to visit the Castle (photo). The castle is worth a visit.  Almost all of the rooms are open though no photography is allowed. It is a place where Queen Victoria often visited and various Dukes of Atholl were involved in both side of the Jacobite Rebellion about which I will hear more tomorrow at Culloden.  However, I was able to take photos in the grounds which feature some lovely gardens and a deer park (photo).  We then went over the Grampian Mountains to the Spey Valley where we visited a working Highland farm to see a shepherd and his working dogs (photo). The Scottish Border Collie is renowned for its herding abilities and we had a good demonstration of itss skills.   We are spending the night in Inverness from where we will continue on tomorrow.

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2 Responses to St. Andrews on the Road to Inverness

  1. daviddapaget says:

    Wow- you’re “on the road again”. And following in my/our footsteps, as we were in Ed and St A just last month! Are you part of a tour? and is a cruise coming up soon?

  2. Marian Cumming says:

    You seem to be having a great time and good weather. Lovely pics too. Thanks for the St. Andrew’s Club house one.

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